Georgia Power's New Teacher Assistance Grants
Each year since 2004, Georgia Power has awarded $1,000 grants for classroom supplies to some of the state's best and brightest new teachers through its New Teacher Assistance Grant Program. The purpose of the program is to encourage promising new teachers by helping them purchase materials and supplies for use in their classroom beyond those provided by their school. The items purchased with the grant money are the property of the teacher, not of the school system.
2004--Jalanda Goff is an 8th grade Earth Science at Bonaire Middle School in Houston County.
2005--Amanda Allen is a first grade IEP and remedial teacher at Gentian Elementary School in Muscogee County.
2006--Julia Tanner is a tenth grade English teacher at Baldwin High School in Baldwin County.
2007--Gregory Madden is a ninth grade English teacher at Brunswick High School in Glynn County.
2008--Ashley Lamar is an eighth grade math teacher in Wilkinson County Middle School, Wilkinson County.
2009--Lyndsay Riley is a ninth and tenth grade biology/science teacher in GC Early College in Baldwin County
2010-Susan Wells is a third grade teacher in Greensboro Elementary School in Greene County.
2010-Nicole DelBosque is a fifth grade reading/language arts teacher in Agnes Barden Elementary School in Macon, Bibb County.
2011-Katie Hanna Fox is a special education teacher at South Side Elementary School in Cairo, Georgia in Grady County. She is teaching a self-contained classroom for students with autism.
2011-Joshua Hixson is a special education teacher at Madison County High School in Danielsville, GA. He is teaching community-based employment and transition skills to students with disabilities as well as serving as the varsity football offensive line coach.
2012-Steven Hardy teaches in tenth grade biology in Camilla in Mitchell County. He is an M.A.T. Secondary alumnus and was recommended by his mentor leader, Dr. Chandra Power.
2012--Katie O'Shea who teaches in Covington in Newton County. She was recommended by her mentor leader Dr. Holley Roberts.